Even without a major belt at stake, Brian Castaño and Wale Omotoso behaved like true junior middleweights. (photos by Stephanie Trapp)
Both boxers came well within the 154-pound divisional limit for their scheduled 10-round non-title fight, which headlines this weekend’s edition of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on FS1 live from MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland (Saturday, FS1, 10:30pm ET).
Argentina’s Castaño (15-0-1, 11KOs) showed up to Friday’s weigh-in at a combat fit153.6 pounds for his first post-title reign bout. Omotoso (28-4, 22KOs)—a Nigeria-born puncher now based out of California—weighed in at a trim and ready 152 pounds for his fourth straight bout in the division after having previously campaigned as a welterweight.
In the evening’s chief support, Javier Fortuna and Jesus Cuellar collide in a battle of former titlists. The two collide for a regional lightweight title, with both coming well below the 135-pound limit.